The Farnsworth Forum will host one of America’s leading public intellectuals who will give his views on the state of the art world. This year the Farnsworth Art Museum is proud to present Adam Gopnik, writer for The New Yorker since 1986. Gopnik will speak at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 at the Strand Theater in Rockland. The Farnsworth Art Museum has been presenting the Forum for five years.
Over the years, Adam Gopnik has come to be known as one of the preeminent, wittiest, and most charming interpreters of contemporary life writing today. In an interview with the Farnsworth’s Director of Education Roger Dell, Gopnik will discuss “A Question of Taste,” a broad look at taste in the world of food and in the world of art. He will also take a look back at the ground-breaking MoMA exhibition High and Low: Modern Art and Popular Culture, which he and Kirk Varnedoe organized in 1990, comparing what was happening over twenty years ago with today’s blending and reordering of popular culture and fine arts. Gopnik is an award-winning magazine writer as well as author, with books spanning children’s novels, essay collections about Paris and much more. The fee for this program is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. For more information and reservations, call 207-596-0949 or visit farnsworthmuseum.org/education.